Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

COURSE (INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS)

Overview

This combined course provides you with an internationally recognised qualification in construction management and a complementary understanding of architecture and design – making it ideal for those interested in a career across the diverse opportunities within the built environment industry.  Articulation to further postgraduate study provides an accredited qualification towards professional registration as an architect*.

Employers are increasingly looking for multi-skilled graduates with the knowledge, skills and practical experience required to tackle complex projects head-on. Deakin's combined course in design (architecture) and construction management takes an innovative, integrated approach to multidisciplinary education. You’ll explore studies in building economics and law, project management, building technology, measurement and estimation, quantity surveying, building practice, design studio and architectural history and theory.

Clever sustainable design is in high demand all around the world, and today more than ever, architects need to know how to design great buildings that are also economically and environmentally viable. The design (architecture) component of this course comprises cutting edge content from the latest research and has been developed with a global perspective in mind. You’ll get a chance to develop your design and communication skills, with a focus on innovation and sustainability.

The construction management component is professionally accredited by industry. You’ll learn about the management of small to large projects requiring broad knowledge across construction technology and processes, resource management, law, information technology, environmental management and construction economics.

As a graduate you’ll be able to seek employment in private firms, government organisations, property development companies, building companies and large manufacturing firms. You may also choose start your own practice or consultancy.

Following successful completion of the course you’ll qualify for membership of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). This means that your qualifications will be recognised by employers, clients and peers.

*Following successful completion of this course, graduates can apply for entry to Deakin’s Master of Architecture (Design Management).

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

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Key facts

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org.

Duration

5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

Offered at Waterfront (Geelong)

Trimester 1

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Waterfront (Geelong)

Trimester 2

  • Start date: July
  • Available at:
    • Waterfront (Geelong)

Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

Key information

Award granted

Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

Year

2018 course information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

VTAC code

1400415363 - Waterfront (Geelong), International full-fee paying place

Deakin code

D364

CRICOS code

080118A

Level

Undergraduate

Approval status

This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Course Structure

To complete the Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours), students must attain 40 credit points. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

The 40 credit points include 37 core units (including 3 core units of 2 credit points each) that are compulsory.

Core

Year 1 - Trimester 1

  • Art and Society SRA143

  • Drawing Studio SRC163

  • Studio 01: Thoughtscapes SRD163

  • Building Materials Science SRT153

  • Safety Induction Program SRA010 (0 credit points)

  • Academic Integrity STP050 (0 credit points)
  • Year 1 - Trimester 2

  • Modelling Studio SRC221

  • Studio 02: Matterscapes SRD164 (2 credit points)

  • Construction and Structures 1 SRT151

  • Year 2 - Trimester 1

  • Utopian Ideals in the Modern World SRA215

  • Construction Finance SRE170

  • Building Safety SRT141

  • Construction and Structures 2 SRT251
  • Year 2 - Trimester 2

  • Austral-Asian Architecture SRA224

  • Building Economics SRE270

  • Building Environmental Studies 1 SRT257

  • Construction Projects 2 SRT259

  • Year 3 - Trimester 1

  • Studio 03: Earthscapes SRD263

  • Building Measurement SRE272

  • Contract Administration 1 SRM161

  • Project Management 1 SRM181
  • Year 3 - Trimester 2

  • Studio 04: Publicscapes SRD264 (2 credit points)

  • Building Cost Planning SRQ301

  • Construction and Structures 3 SRT351

  • Year 4 - Trimester 1

  • Documentation Studio SRC362

  • Project Management 2 SRM281

  • Contemporary Architecture SRA323

  • Building Measurement and Estimating SRE302
  • Year 4 - Trimester 2

  • Contract Administration 2 SRM261

  • Project Planning and Scheduling SRM310

  • Project Management 3 SRM381

  • Quantity Surveying Practice SRQ460

  • Year 5 - Trimester 1

  • Building Environmental Services SRT358

  • Contract Administration 3 SRM461

  • Professional Practice SRM489

  • Studio 05: Hybridscapes SRD363
  • Year 5 - Trimester 2

  • Building Development Appraisal SRE464

  • Built Environment Integrated Research SRV499

  • Superstudio SRD364 (2 credit points)
  • Accelerated program

    Bachelor of Design (Architecture)/Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours): (accelerated program)

    The Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) component of this course may be taken as an accelerated program. By taking selected units in Trimester 3 the course can be completed in four years instead of five.


    Year 1 - Trimester 1

  • Art and Society SRA143

  • Drawing Studio SRC163

  • Studio 01: Thoughtscapes SRD163

  • Building Materials Science SRT153

  • Safety Induction Program SRA010 (0 credit point unit)
  • Academic Integrity STP050 (0 credit points)
  • Year 1 - Trimester 2

  • Modelling Studio SRC221

  • Studio 02: Matterscapes SRD164 (2 credit point unit)

  • Construction and Structures 1 SRT151

  • Year 2 - Trimester 1

  • Utopian Ideals in the Modern World SRA215

  • Building Safety SRT141

  • Contract Administration 1 SRM161

  • Construction and Structures 2 SRT251
  • Year 2 - Trimester 2

  • Building Environmental Studies 1 SRT257

  • Austral-Asian Architecture SRA224

  • Construction and Structures 3 SRT351

  • Construction Projects 2 SRT259
  • Year 2 - Trimester 3

  • Construction Finance SRE170

  • Project Management 1 SRM181

  • Year 3 - Trimester 1

  • Building Measurement SRE272

  • Project Management 2 SRM281

  • Studio 03: Earthscapes SRD263

  • Contemporary Architecture SRA323
  • Year 3 - Trimester 2

  • Contract Administration 2 SRM261

  • Studio 04: Publicscapes SRD264 (2 credit point unit)

  • Building Economics SRE270
  • Year 3 - Trimester 3

  • Project Management 3 SRM381

  • Project Planning and Scheduling SRM310

  • Building Environmental Services SRT358

  • Year 4 - Trimester 1

  • Documentation Studio SRC362

  • Contract Administration 3 SRM461

  • Professional Practice SRM489

  • Studio 05: Hybridscapes SRD363
  • Year 4 - Trimester 2

  • Building Development Appraisal SRE464

  • Superstudio SRD364 (2 credit point unit)

  • Building Cost Planning SRQ301
  • Year 4 - Trimester 3

  • Built Environment Integrated Research SRV499

  • Quantity Surveying Practice SRQ460

  • Building Measurement and Estimating SRE302
  • Entry requirements

    General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table.
    Some courses may have additional entry requirements

    Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

    Entry for school leavers will be based on their performance in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, with pre-requisite units 3 and 4; a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 20 in English other than EAL. Applicants will be selected in accordance with the published clearly-in Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) for that year.

    Refer to the VTAC Guide for the latest pre-requisite information www.vtac.edu.au

    Entry for non-school leavers will be based on their performance in:

    • a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR
    • a Diploma in any discipline OR
    • successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units OR
    • other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent for example relevant work or life experience

    IELTS / English language requirements

    Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

    It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.  (more details)

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

    Professional Recognition

    Graduates of this course will qualify for membership of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

    The architecture stream of this combined course is accredited (within Australia) by the Australian Institute of Architects, the Architects Registration Board of Victoria and the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia, when followed by successful completion of the Master of Architecture (Design Management), S701.

    Career outcomes

    Deakin's combined course in design (architecture) and construction management takes an innovative, integrated approach that gives you cross-discipline career capability and recognition, and provides you with increased options in your future career. Graduates from this combined course may be sought after by private architectural practice firms, government organisations and private companies in property development, building and design. Students may also find employment as a construction manager, estimator, project manager or quantity surveyor in a range of industry organisations such as contractors, property developers and consulting firms.

    Course learning outcomes

    Please refer to the Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) of the single degree.

    How to apply

    Apply through VTAC

    Applications for study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC

    Apply Through VTAC

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

    PDF Application form - 306 KB

    Need more information on how to apply?

    For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage.
    If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.

    Course pathways

    Course pathways to obtain Bachelors degree include: 1. Through a Deakin Learning Centre – Study first year at DLC then transfer to online/campus study; 2. Through Deakin College – Complete one-year diploma then enter Deakin as 2nd year student; 3. Through Tafe – Complete one-year diploma, then start your Deakin Course; 4. Through the workforce – Experience in a related field?  Get credit for prior learning; 5. Through Deakin – Start a related course, then transfer to this course.

    Tap the infographic to explore your options

    Disclaimers:
    Through a DLC: Some courses are only available for first year and students must transfer to online or campus based study.
    Through Deakin College and TAFE: Completion of diploma and minimum academic requirements apply to enter Deakin University.
    Through Deakin: Transfers within Deakin are subject to availability and meeting minimum academic requirements.

    Alternative exits

    Credit for Prior Learning

    Am I eligible to receive credit for prior learning?

    If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
    Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

    Workload

    You can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, workshops, site visits and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

    Fee information

    The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Offered campuses

    Geelong Waterfront

    Geelong Waterfront Campus is located in the central business district of Geelong, about an hour from Melbourne.


    Helpful information

    Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the QILT website.

    Learn more about Deakin's special entry access scheme (SEAS - a way to help boost your ATAR in some circumstances).

    You can also find out about different entry pathways into Deakin courses if you can't get in straight from high school.

    Finally, Deakin is committed to admissions transparency. As part of that commitment, you can learn more about our Trimester 1 2017 cohort of students (PDF, 657.3KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.

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